Raul Pérez

Rara Avis Vino de la Tierra de Castilla y León Albarin

9.313 ratings
9.36 pro ratings
Castilla y León, Spain
Albarin
Top Notes For
Stephen Solaka

Nutty and oxidative on the nose yet opens up to gripping acidity.

Nutty and oxidative on the nose yet opens up to gripping acidity.

Jun 30th, 2018
Marc Stubblefield

Wine Sales at Vino Carta and Kogod Wine Merchant

9.4

There's now one less of these in the world, and my goal is to drink the other 600 some-odd bottles myself. I'll share with you if you're here. The closest relative to this is Jurassic savagnin under flor, but this is fresher, with more citrus and saline amplifying the biological aging elements. Insistent and demanding and deep and long and unforgettable.

There's now one less of these in the world, and my goal is to drink the other 600 some-odd bottles myself. I'll share with you if you're here. The closest relative to this is Jurassic savagnin under flor, but this is fresher, with more citrus and saline amplifying the biological aging elements. Insistent and demanding and deep and long and unforgettable.

Mar 24th, 2018
Jeremy Shanker

Sommelier at RN74

9.5

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Dec 23rd, 2017
Marc Stubblefield

Wine Sales at Vino Carta and Kogod Wine Merchant

9.4

Insistent. Demanding. Takes over your palate and doesn't let it go for a long, long time. Albarín, which is possibly clonal Albariño, possibly Savagnin, or possibly the offspring of the two, depending on who you're talking to. Aged under flor for 3 years, and it definitely carries those biological aging notes along with some oxidation, but not at the expense of freshness. Wow. I mean wow. I mean...

Insistent. Demanding. Takes over your palate and doesn't let it go for a long, long time. Albarín, which is possibly clonal Albariño, possibly Savagnin, or possibly the offspring of the two, depending on who you're talking to. Aged under flor for 3 years, and it definitely carries those biological aging notes along with some oxidation, but not at the expense of freshness. Wow. I mean wow. I mean...

1 person found it helpfulDec 11th, 2017
David Metcalf

Albarín aged under flor into beautiful, salty tannic perfection. The dichotomy of fresh and biologically aged is unlike anything I've ever had.

Albarín aged under flor into beautiful, salty tannic perfection. The dichotomy of fresh and biologically aged is unlike anything I've ever had.

Mar 4th, 2018
Pinotman /// Andreas

If you want to test you tolerance for strange wines or you are a wine geek 🤓 this is it. Very much like an oxidized Jura wine made from the savagnin grape but this is Albarin not Albariño! Tastes like a sherry at first. Super nutty and corky but not corked! Kind of like grape cider. Bracing acidity. Drink this by itself and muse over the flavor for hours. Or pair it with stinky cheeses Goat, aged Taleggio a blue cheese etc. . This is not a wine for a dinner party with friends. I actually think cheese screws up our palate but this wine can take it! Bottle 447 of 670 made. An experience but only for the brave. Only available from Max Kogod in the US.

If you want to test you tolerance for strange wines or you are a wine geek 🤓 this is it. Very much like an oxidized Jura wine made from the savagnin grape but this is Albarin not Albariño! Tastes like a sherry at first. Super nutty and corky but not corked! Kind of like grape cider. Bracing acidity. Drink this by itself and muse over the flavor for hours. Or pair it with stinky cheeses Goat, aged Taleggio a blue cheese etc. . This is not a wine for a dinner party with friends. I actually think cheese screws up our palate but this wine can take it! Bottle 447 of 670 made. An experience but only for the brave. Only available from Max Kogod in the US.

Jun 24th, 2018
Kirk Sutherland

Aged under voile for 3 years. Like the Jura, the Loire and the Spanish coast had a conference on how to take over the world. Tasted over 3 days, it's a real gem. I'm honored to have been given bottle.

Aged under voile for 3 years. Like the Jura, the Loire and the Spanish coast had a conference on how to take over the world. Tasted over 3 days, it's a real gem. I'm honored to have been given bottle.

Mar 6th, 2017
John Howard

Harvest production at Hirsch and Cobb Wineries

9.1

John had this 2 months ago

John had this 2 months ago

Jul 26th, 2018
Yolanda Ortiz De Arri

Yolanda had this 2 years ago

Yolanda had this 2 years ago

Sep 3rd, 2016
Mark Davis

Mark had this 10 months ago

Mark had this 10 months ago

Nov 15th, 2017